PDM Track

Information about the Petroleum Data Management Track

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The online Master of Geoscience with an emphasis in Petroleum Data Management from Texas A&M University offers you the skills and knowledge to flourish in the ever-evolving petroleum industry. Designed in partnership with major industry leaders, the PDM is designed to meet the growing demand within the petroleum industry for professional data managers who have the highly desired skills that are critical to economic recovery and identifying new opportunities. Our graduates are uniquely poised to drive innovation in petroleum data management and excel in careers in industry, nonprofit, government, or business sectors.

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CURRICULUM

The online Master of Geosciences is a 36 credit, non-thesis program that follows a structured degree plan. Students enroll in 10 courses, followed by a semester-long capstone experience.

PETROLEUM BASICS (9 hours)

Petroleum Industry
Petroleum Geology
Methods of Geophysical Exploration

PETROLEUM DATA GOVERNANCE (9 hours)

Data Management for the Geosciences
Data Quality for the Geosciences
Data Governance for the Geosciences

SPATIAL DATA SCIENCE (12 hours)

REQUIRED 6 HOURS:

Advanced Geoscience Data Methods I
Advanced Geoscience Data Methods II

ELECTIVES 6 HOURS:

GeoDatabases
Applications in GIS
Python for Geosciences
GIS Programming
Data Methods & Graphical Representation
Experimental Design and Analysis in Oceanography

PRACTICUM (6 hours)

Capstone